Freediving courses


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll beginner Freedivers, and those who want to try this feeling of freedom in the underwater world, welcome to North Borneo Biostation. This is a perfect place to start your freediving adventure. We offer accommodation in comfortable bungalows in the middle of rainforest on the wild shore not far from legendary Tip of Borneo.

We advise you to take with us PADI Freediver course, which is the first step into freediving world.  It is suitable for those who are completely new to freediving but are reasonably happy swimming. It also works well if you have done a bit of freediving or some snorkelling but do not have a qualification yet. It is widely recognised as an equivalent to AIDA 2 Star or SSI Level 1 Certification.

Our professional instructor will explain you all the basics about freediving, including disciplines of competitive freediving, safety issues, basic breathing techniques, relaxation, visualization, marine mammal reflex, equalization, training tables and freediving equipment. The target depth after two days is 10-16 metres. The course also covers freedive buddying skills and practice in basic rescue scenarios.
Prerequisites: age 16 and above. You’ll need to be reasonably fit and happy in the water. You should be able to swim at least 200m with no swim aids.

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This is a confined water only certification and it includes development of basic knowledge and a water session. This course is meant for students for whom an open water session is not feasible or desirable.

Duration: 0.5-1 day,

Price: RM600


After basic knowledge development, this course provides basics in the confined water before taking students to open water. The target figures are: breath hold 1’30”, depth 10-16 metres.

Duration: 2 full days

Price: RM900



PADI Freediver – 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS*

This is an offer with twin accommodation (sharing room basis) in our comfortable bungalows. Included: accommodation, breakfast, course with our equipment, learning materials and certification.

Price: RM1200/pax

Single occupancy:  +RM390 (high season), +RM250 (the rest)

Sharing room (double or twin) with non-diving partner: +RM390

Ocean Vew Chalet surcharge: +RM90 (for the entire 3 nights stay)

* Planning your schedule remember that you shell wait 18 hours or more before flying after the last dive.

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